Warmer

Years ago, when I still controlled the bath water for my son, we had a humorous (to me, not him) exchange.

He asked me to make it “warmer”.  So I did.

He asked again for “warmer”.  So I made it warmer.

After several more exchanges, he’s in tears demanding “NO!  Waaarrrmmer”.

I finally figured it out – you have “Cold” and “Hot”, and “Warm” is in between.  The water was too hot, and he wanted it moved to “warm”.

I guess it makes sense, but it is not standard usage of the words.

In a similar vein, when you “turn up the air conditioning”, do you turn up the power (making it colder) or turn up the temperature setting (making it warmer)?  Perhaps it depends on whether you have central air or a window unit.

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